Doug Koenig Adds Another Masters Championship
August 06, 2005
Shooting in good conditions, Koenig
won the event by a considerable margin over second place finisher Bruce
Piatt. Koenig also won each of the three events of the match with a
score of 41 in the Long Range Pistol Event; a score of 36 in the
Precision Event; and a time of 21.52 in the Action Event. Koenig’s
remarkable string of victories at the Masters Championship is, in his
words, the result of “hard work and knowledge of how to train properly
for the match.” Koenig remarked, “many people think I come here and
take home the automatic victory. Nothing could be farther from the
truth. I put the same amount of preparation into this match as I do the
Bianchi Cup, the Outdoor Games, and the rest of my matches. Nothing, at
this level, is automatic.” Koenig also remarked that the Masters course
of fire is a great test of a shooter’s all around pistol abilities.
was Koenig’s fourth victory of the season. Koenig won the National
Action Pistol Championship (Bianchi Cup) in May; was a member of the
winning pro team at the Sportsman’s Team Challenge in June; won the
Gold Medal at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games; and has now won his twelfth
Masters Championship. No other shooter in the world has demonstrated
the eclectic skills of Koenig.
Koenig has won national and
world championships in pistol events, shotgun events, and rifle events.
A professional shooter, Koenig has dominated competitive pistol
shooting for the last ten years. He has won twelve Masters
International Championships, three World Speed Shooting Championships,
an IPSC World Championship, a two World Action Pistol Championships
(holds World Record Score), nine Sportsman’s Team Challenge
Championships, a World All-Around Championship, and nine National
Action Pistol Championships (Bianchi Cup).
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